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Benman belongs to a class of bipedal ape notable for its use of tools and clothing, highly adept at symbolic communication such as language and art.

"He claims he writes out of spite, but I think it's also fair to say he writes to challenge fandom 'truths.'"—kits

"I can stand astride the heavens and he can bring me low with a single punctuation mark."—horizon

"Not eye-gougingly terrible."—Nicknack

"Bravo. You have written a story around a central moral question of which I myself feel uncertain ... this rises to the quality I would consider Successful Literature."—Eliezer Yudkowsky

All The Words

  • E Portal

    What if you could go to the world of your dreams? What if it meant you could never come back?  · Benman
    1,608 words · 907 views  ·  81  ·  10
  • T An Earth Pony Orphan In The Unicorn Court

    In the time before the three pony tribes became one, a rampaging monster tears apart a noble caravan. Now the baron’s shattered family must put itself back together—with one remarkable addition.  · Benman
    7,269 words · 2,029 views  ·  174  ·  2
  • E The Thousand Year Romance Of Clover The Clever

    Clover the Clever has found a love so pure and true that no pony can stop it. But even the greatest love cannot conquer death itself... so Clover will keep looking until she finds something that can.  · Benman
    2,649 words · 3,073 views  ·  299  ·  8
  • E Mother of Nations

    Centuries after the events of Mortal, Celestia struggles with a runaway child, a resentful Twilight Sparkle, and the looming threat of invasion.  · Benman
    8,432 words · 4,463 views  ·  403  ·  25
  • E Friend and Foe

    What if your best friend was a supervillain?  · Benman
    2,018 words · 1,458 views  ·  169  ·  10
  • E Mortal

    Twilight Sparkle's friends have lived long and happy lives. Now their time is coming to an end, but Rainbow Dash, at least, will not go gently. Twilight has the power to save her friend's life. Is it worth violating the natural order?  · Benman
    42,470 words · 11,110 views  ·  950  ·  124
  • E Little Sister

    Young Applejack runs from her home and her grief, just as a forgotten princess once did, a thousand years ago.  · Benman
    1,008 words · 1,148 views  ·  62  ·  1
  • E Lunar Orbit

    Banished projects, miscellaneous scraps, and the detritus of larger works.  · Benman
    36,342 words · 1,514 views  ·  47  ·  3
  • E Everfree and the Poisoned Flower

    A pony loses the thing that's most precious to her  · Benman
    1,509 words · 1,857 views  ·  143  ·  3
  • E Happily Ever After

    Shining Armor will do anything to save his marriage. Anything.  · Benman
    2,697 words · 7,598 views  ·  483  ·  13
  • E Changelings, Changelings, Everywhere

    Even the scenery is changelings.  · Benman
    3,497 words · 22,275 views  ·  1,642  ·  28
  • E My Even Tinier Ponies

    Applejack is definitely not crazy.  · Benman
    2,468 words · 3,401 views  ·  220  ·  6
  • E One Small Step

    Two terrible ponies learn to be less terrible.  · Benman
    19,771 words · 5,507 views  ·  199  ·  3

Audiobookery

The Trouble With Sympathy (PrinceOfPenguins)

Everfree And The Poisoned Flower (Living Library)

My Even Tinier Ponies (Living Library)

If You Like Reading My Stories Then You Should Read These Stories

  • Happily Ever After Shining Armor will do anything to save his marriage. Anything. by Benman 2,697 words · 7,598 views · 483 likes · 13 dislikes
  • Changelings, Changelings, Everywhere Even the scenery is changelings. by Benman 3,497 words · 22,275 views · 1,642 likes · 28 dislikes
  • Mortal Twilight Sparkle's friends have lived long and happy lives. Now their time is coming to an end, but Rainbow Dash, at least, will not go gently. Twilight has the power to save her friend's life. Is it worth violating the natural order? by Benman 42,470 words · 11,110 views · 950 likes · 124 dislikes
Aug
18th
2014

So, new story. My first since 2013, actually. It might be my last.

I've been trying to find the right balance of how much effort to put into fulfilling my personal goals, and how much to put into improving the world. And the thing about writing is that you get out of it what you put into it—so yes, it's been unspeakably rewarding, but it also takes much more energy than, say, going out to a party. That's energy that hasn't gone into my larger goals. I've known this intellectually for approximately forever. A while ago, this started making sense on an emotional level, too. (My guess is that it's because I gained the ability to express my emotions without first writing an entire story.)

I'd been in the middle of revising this story with my prereaders. And then I sort of... stopped. I didn't feel great about leaving them hanging, but there was stuff to do, you know?

Well, I've had time to take stock lately, and I want to tie up some loose ends. The story may not be 100% perfect forever, but the important stuff is all there, and it's more than postable. And people have been asking if I got hit by a bus or something, so it seems wise to let everyone know what's up.

Maybe I'll be back, if I gain the ability to balance writing and working in a more stable way. But for now, at least, it's not my highest priority.

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#56 · 65w, 5d ago · · ·

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#55 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

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#52 · 92w, 2d ago · · ·

Hello

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